involving ignoble actions and motives; arousing moral distaste and contempt. 2. Dirty or squalid
(of a place) extremely dirty and unpleasant, especially as a result of poverty or neglect. 2. showing or involving a contemptible lack of moral standards
occur again, periodically, or repeatedly
address (someone) in such a way as to express disapproval or disappointment. (n)the expression of disapproval or disappointment
walk doggedly and slowly with heavy steps.(n)a slow, heavy walk.
surrounded by; in the middle of.in an atmosphere or against a background of.
fair behavior or treatment 2. a judge or magistrate, in particular, a judge of the supreme court of a country or state
a lack of fairness
present, appearing, or found everywhere
bad-tempered and sulky; gloomy. (n) sulky or depressed
assemble (troops), especially for inspection or in preparation for battle. (n) a formal gathering of troops, especially for inspection, display, or exercise.
a fact, argument, or event that settles a matter conclusively. (n) a bicycle or automobile tire that has flange beads that fit into the wheel rim.
containing or covered with grit. 2. showing courage and resolve
move out of or away from something and come into view. 2. become apparent, important, or prominent
to plunge into or immerse oneself in something
tending to talk a great deal; talkative
an implied or indirect reference especially in literature; a person, place, thing or idea. also : the use of such references
a story in which the characters and events are symbols that stand for ideas about human life or for a political or historical situation ie. The "Allegory of the Cave"
lacking proper respect or seriousness
hatred of women
(of a person) famous and respected within a particular sphere or profession. 2. used to emphasize the presence of a positive quality
about to happen
to show repeated, unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance.
a person that acts to make a positive change
the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues
a speaker speaks something contradictory to what he intends to
when incongruity appears between expectations of something to happen, and what actually happens
the audience knows more about the situations, the causes of conflicts and their resolutions before leading characters or actors
a person employed to carry luggage and other loads, especially in a railroad station, airport, or hotel.
a soft felt hat with a narrow brim and indented crown
done quickly, lively, refreshingly
the face of a building, especially the principal front that looks onto a street or open space. 2. n outward appearance that is maintained to conceal
(of a person) pleasant because of a personality, qualities, or interests that are similar to one's own. Hospitable, agreeable, nice.
to be indecisive; to change one's mind; to hesitate
to call to mind
fish that has been salted and smoked - a breakfast item in Great Britain
originate from; be produced by. give out or emit (something abstract but perceptible).
a small mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something. (v) spoil the appearance of (something) that is otherwise aesthetically perfect.
of or relating to the pleasant aspects of the countryside and country life.
miscellaneous articles, especially the equipment needed for a particular activity.
the ritualistic sacrifice or exile of a human scapegoat or victim
treating serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humor; flippant.
very attentive to and concerned about accuracy and detail. 2. very concerned about matters of cleanliness.
small, crowded spaces. The little holes in the ground in which rabbits live are called warrens.
to attack (someone) by repeatedly hurling things at them.
trembling, or shaking; fearful or timid.
spray blown from the crests of waves by the wind.
to disturb or bother.
intelligence and good judgement.
to hold back
feeling or showing caution about possible dangers or problems.
smooth in manner.
in the fourteenth verse, "perfumed by an unseen censer / Swung by seraphim whose foot-falls tinkled..." is used to illustrate the swift, invisible way a scent spreads in a room. A seraphim is one of the six-winged angels standing in the presence of God.
is a potion, used by ancients to induce forgetfullness of pain or sorrow.
Balm in Gilead
from the following verse, is a soothing ointment made in Gilead, a mountainous region of Palestine east of the Jordan river.
from the sixteenth verse, is an Arabic word for Eden or paradise.
characteristic of Pluto, the god of the underworld in Roman mythology
to move away from the land or sea 2. To lessen in degree
to increase as in the moon
to decrease (as in the moon)
denoting a thing or person previously mentioned.
to be enough or adequate
intending to harm or to do harm; vengeful
a feeling of repulsion, disgusted loathing
wrapped or dressed; covered from one's view.
understanding of a situation or event only after it has happened or developed.
senseless talk or writing; nonsense.
a pause or gap in a sequence, series, or process.
acting with or showing care and thought for the future.
a feeling of fear or agitation about something that may happen
abnormally thin or weak, especially because of illness or a lack of food.
to search quickly through (something), especially so as to cause disorder. 2 to disturb the surface of; ruffle.
uncalled for; lacking good reason; unwarranted.(2)given or done free of charge.
relentlessly severe, stern, or gloomy in manner or appearance.
sparing or economical with regard to money or food. (2) simple and plain and costing little.
vehement or clamorous.
disappear or cause to disappear. (2) disperse or scatter.
deficient in color. (2) lacking sparkle or liveliness : dull
to violate the sanctity of : profane (2)to treat disrespectfully, irreverently, or outrageously
to scold or condemn vehemently and at length
to charge with or show evidence or proof of involvement in a crime or fault
to approach and speak to (someone) often in a challenging or aggressive way
having or showing calmness in a crisis; cool and collected
refusing to be persuaded or to change one's mind
a seemingly absurd or self-contradicting statement or proposition that when investigated or explained may prove to be true
a bitter, abusive speech.
the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.
of, relating to, or containing sulfur
to convert to charcoal or carbon usually by heat: burn: to burn slightly or partly: scorch
cheerfully lively; 2 suggestive of chirping like a bird
affected with or suggestive of madness 2. characterized by ungovernable excitement or frenzy
in a way that shows friendliness
travelers journeying together, a line of vehicles travelling together
let down; dissatisfied.
causing fear, dread, or alarm; likely to be difficult to overcome or deal with
appearing worn and exhausted
outraged about something that seems unfair, unjust, or mean
one who takes an independent stand apart from one's group
having little intelligence
in a way that shows gloom, sadness, melancholy
in a way that is dangerously unstable or subject to chance
the ability to recover quickly
not spoiled or made impure.
admit that something is true or valid after first denying or resisting it. 2. surrender or yield (something that one possesses).
a sudden attack into enemy territory, especially to obtain something; a raid. 2. an attempt to become involved in a new activity or sphere.
present and explain (a theory or idea) systematically and in detail.
in complete agreement.
shockingly bad in quality.
a person or animal having both male and female sex organs or other sexual characteristic
a departure from what is normal, usual, or expected, typically one that is unwelcome.
by that means; as a result of that.
a lily-like, tropical American plant with bright flowers and ornamental straplike leaves.
the clothes, household linen, and other belongings collected by a bride for her marriage.
envy (someone) the possession or enjoyment of (something)." she begrudged Martin his affluence" 2. give reluctantly or resentfully.
a composing machine producing lines of words as single strips of metal, used chiefly for newspapers. It is now rarely used.
relating to the Christian Church or its clergy.
the reluctant acceptance of something without protest.
pointlessness or uselessness.
neither parallel nor at right angles to a specified or implied line; askew; crooked. (n) an oblique angle; a slant. (v) suddenly change direction or position.
(of a material, surface, or structure) shaped into alternate ridges and grooves.
confirm or give support to (a statement, theory, or finding).
(typically of speech or a debate) angry and bitter.
quiet, gentle, and easily imposed on; submissive.
a formal pronouncement from an authoritative source. 2. a short statement that expresses a general truth or principle.